An Artist Struggles to Break Through the Mainstream Fare

Feb 25, 2019

Artist Richard Limber
Credit Photo by Tanner Robbins

When you walk into an art gallery on Martha’s Vineyard you might see a painting of a lighthouse. Maybe two… Or ten. Along with many other classic paintings of island landscapes. What you won’t see in those galleries is Richard Limber’s art, but not for lack of trying. His work is provocative, even considered grotesque by some. 

Detail Of Limber Studio
Credit Photo by Tanner Robbins

You can see some of Limber's work here .

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